VA’s Portland Regional Benefit Office (RO) administers a variety of services, including Compensation, Education, Insurance, Loan Guaranty, Pension, and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Oregon and five counties in Washington. We offer the following additional services:
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The Portland RO is reaching more Veterans who are homeless through the CRRC, one of just 12 such centers open around the country. Once a week, our RO Homeless Outreach Coordinator works alongside other VA service providers at the CRRC to provide Veterans with benefits counseling, eBenefit accounts, and claims advice. The CRRC is located in downtown Portland at 308 SW 1st Ave. (Oak Street MAX stop). The CRRC is among the ways our RO is working to achieve the nation’s goal of ending homelessness among Veterans by the end of 2015.
Portland RO launched the VSOC program at Portland State University (PSU) and Portland Community College (PCC). The program places counselors on both the PSU and PCC campuses to help ease Veterans’ transition to student life and assist them in achieving their educational and career goals through VA’s Post-9/11 GI Bill and other education benefit programs. The counselors maintain close relationships with local VA Vet Centers, VA medical facilities, and the RO, referring Veterans for counseling or medical services as needed and providing assistance in applying for VA medical and nonmedical benefits.